Top Ten things to do on Valentines Day

by Charlotte.Barnes on February 9, 2012

rose bath and wineEverywhere you look at the moment, there are romantic gifts as far as the eye can see. That’s because Valentine’s Day is almost here and the race is on to make this celebration the best one yet. However, you don’t have to spend a fortune in order to have a romantic and memorable Valentine’s Day. We’ve put together a list of the top ten things to do on Valentine’s Day; from heart-thumping experiences to quality time in peace with the one you love.

Breakfast in Bed

Breakfast Tray{Interflora}

Start the day how you mean to go on; curled up nice and cosy with your special someone. We think nothing shows your appreciation for someone more than bringing them a delicious breakfast in bed and you don’t have to be a gourmet chef to do it. One of these fantastic hampers would be perfect, letting you treat your special someone to the best Valentine’s Day morning ever with ease.


Skydiving couple{Skydive Zone}

If you and your partner prefer to have your blood pulsing and your heart racing on Valentine’s Day, there’s plenty of activities out there to fulfil your desires. Get up close and personal at 12,000 feet above the earth and try a tandem skydive. We’re sure you’ll definitely want to hold your special someone as tight as possible while giving this a go. If you would rather stay a little closer to the ground, there’s always tandem bungee jumping as well. Just make sure your loved one enjoys the thrills as much as you do before you jump!


Considering the typical English weather, this isn’t always first choice for Valentine’s Day but it’s definitely worth the risk. So simple to organise and ever-so romantic, a countryside picnic, complete with wine and tasty treats, allows you and your loved one to spend a few hours together with nothing but the birds and the bees to keep you company.

Nostalgia Date

Older couple holding hands{Popa Sorin}

Remember the first time you met your special someone? If not, why not! We’re only joking but if you really want to add that extra personal touch to your Valentine’s Day, why not re-create your very first date? Whether it was a year ago, or 50 years ago, it’s never too late to go back to where it all began and live the moment all over again together.

Family Day Out

Sometimes it’s not always possible to get time alone with your Valentine, especially if you have children. But remember, the day is about love and you can share it with whoever you choose. Take the whole family out for the day and visit one of the many wildlife parks around the UK. Children will love seeing all the animals and we know your special someone will enjoy being out and about with the special people in their life.

A Weekend Away

Cologne Germany

{Eros Erika}

Sometimes a simple change of scenery can do wonders to revitalise your love for one another, and with so many gorgeous city locations across the UK and abroad, it’s so easy to get away from it all these days. Whether you’re a couple who love to get out and about and sightsee, or would rather lie in bed ordering room service, a weekend city break ticks all the right boxes.

Get Creative

Dancing{Arthur Murray Richmond Hill Dance Studio}

Learning something new together is a great way to rekindle the flame of passion. Book an art or pottery class together and find new ways to express yourselves together. You’ll also end up with a wonderful memento of your day together. Alternatively, try a dancing lesson and spice up your special day together. If you ever wanted to dance the tango with a rose clenched between your teeth, now is the time to try.


This might sound like a strange suggestion but it’s a well-known fact that sea-air has a wonderful effect on people and can help you feel rejuvenated and full of life. Whisk your special someone away to the coast and you can either hire your own boat if you have the know-how or charter a tour instead. Either way, we know this experience will definitely put the wind up your sails.

Fine Dining

cocktail glass with heart

{Laurin Rinder}

There’s an old saying; ‘the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.’ Well, that doesn’t just apply to men! Your foodie Valentine would love nothing more than being treated to a romantic meal and a luxury cocktail in one of the excellent fine dining establishments across the country. By using the Michelin guide online, you can find the perfect top quality restaurant for your Valentine’s Day dinner.

Do Nothing!

Last but not least is the simplest of all Valentine’s Day activities. Simply doing nothing and spending time with your loved one can be all your need to add some spark to your day. We’re not suggesting you don’t get them a gift of course, but just having some quality time to reconnect, talk, laugh and relax can be the best way to spend your Valentine’s Day with the one you love.

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Charlotte Barnes

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